September 08, 2008

It Was Four Years Ago Tonight

Four years ago this evening, this mockery of journalism took place.

Four years ago this evening, a lawyer from Atlanta posted a comment at Free Republic, disputing the accuracy of a document used in the segment on 60 Minutes II.

Four years ago, three old friends from Dartmouth posted updates on their blog questioning the segment.

Four years ago, a computer programmer and Zappa fan posted a .gif document demonstrating how the 60 Minutes documents could not have been authentic.

Four years ago, the old media was exposed as the partisan hacks most on our side always suspected they were.

Four years ago, Dan Rather and his sidekick, Mary Mapes, were forever discredited.

Four years ago, the blogosphere became a major player in the political scene.

That night, my then-pregnant wife had to retire to bed early due to nausea and fatigue, while I stayed up way too late participating in and witnessing digital history unfold.

Man, has it been that long?

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